Author Justin T. Eggen experienced two combat deployments in Afghanistan, Marjah 2010 & Sangin Valley 2011, fighting the Taliban (and occasionally the weather) with his brother warriors. Back from the front, he wrote a masterful description of the realities of war.
Many of the poems are haiku, a format which he shows great adeptness. Mixed in with the poems are three slice-of-life stories dealing with the everyday life of Marines in combat.
Wire: A U.S. Marine’s Collection of Combat Poems & Short Stories is a soul-searing collection of poems and stories
from the front lines of Helmand Province, Afghanistan.